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The Question is:

We have attempted to install a KZQSA SCSI board into our VAX 400-500 system
 running VMS 5.5-2H4.  Due to a custom interface board currently installed, we
 are running into CSR conflicts and I am seeking answers to the following
I am looking for the jumper settings and resulting CSR values for the W1 thru
 W7 jumpers on a KZQSA SCSI controller board.
Can multiple jumpers be installed or is movement of a single jumper the
 limiting factor?
Where could I purchase or download the KZQSA installation Guide (Part#
 EK-KZQSA-IG)?  We have had no luck in locating a copy.
Thank you, T.J.

The Answer is :

  Please contact your hardware services organization, or the Assisted
  Services program referenced in the OpenVMS FAQ; please see topic
  (1202) and (2648), among others, in addition to the Assisted Services
  program information in the FAQ.
  For information on the Q-bus, please see topics here including (1149),
  (1866) and (3232).  You will want to configure the ENTIRE Q-bus, as
  the ENTIRE Q-bus -- all Q-bus devices present, all devices to be
  removed, and all devices to be added -- must be considered when
  performing a Q-bus bus reconfiguration.  (Q-bus devices cannot be
  and are not configured in isolation.  Configuration changes for the
  CSR and/or the interrupt vector can and often do involve more than
  one Q-bus module.)
  The OpenVMS Wizard would supplement this VAX 4000 series Q-bus system
  with a newer SCSI-based system; with a VAX or an Alpha system with
  a native SCSI connection.
  The OpenVMS Wizard would not attempt to use a KZQSA for more than it
  is (was) supported and tested with; with devices other than specific
  tape drives and CD-ROM drives.  The KZQSA is not intended as nor
  suitable as a generic SCSI interface for Q-bus systems.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-NOV-2003 )

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